Psalms 1:3 He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season, And its leaf does not wither; And in whatever he does, he prospers.
A few days ago I was setting in my office looking out my front of my window and admiring the splash of color that fall had brought; bright hews of reds, oranges and yellows. Today as I look out that same window those same trees are now barren with the rare exception of a leaf or two. The combination of sun, wind and an occasional rain shower has taken its toll; now only the strong remain. What caused some leaves to have the strength to remain attached? A little more attached to the water source, a little more wind endurance or maybe a little more sunshine. Whatever the reason, a few leaves have had a little more strength than the others and they remain.
Life is much like that of a leaf. What allows some to endure the seasons of life? What allows them to remain attached to God when others seem to fall away? The formula is much the same as we see in a leaf, a little more attached to the life source, a little more intentional in their walk with God. They prayer a little more, spend a little more time in the Word of God and are just a little more faithful to His house. Those are the things that give us strength for the hard times. Be a person that remains, just do a little more!